“The first time I heard Jimi Hendrix, I was not only fascinated by the music but also the tone of the instruments. Since that time, I have been on a never-ending pursuit of the perfect tone for guitars and basses. I am continually thinking of ways to improve tone, which means reinvesting in my company by engineering new parts, building prototypes, and trying new ideas. Let your guitar inspire you!”
Our Humble BEGINNING:
Lindy Fralin has been a pioneer and innovator in the Guitar and Bass pickup industry for 25+ years, and his guitar pickups are found in some of the most notable and influential guitarist's guitars today.
Lindy Fralin Pickups started as a humble, one-man-shop in the Historic Fan District in Richmond, Virginia. Passionate about guitars and tone, Lindy started taking broken pickups from local music stores and rewinding them with a winder built from a sewing machine motor and pedal, and a variac in a coffee can. After some of the local guitarists listened and heard Lindy's pickups, Lindy realized quickly that he was on to something.
Growing his rewind business, Lindy got his hands on some of the most sought after pickups available. He received countless pickups from all eras, and his passion for music pushed him to examine all the details of these vintage pickups and determine their "magic".
Today: We are a full-fledged manufacturing shop with many lines of product offerings, including Stratocaster pickups, Telecaster pickups, Jazzmaster pickups, Humbuckers, Bass pickups, and creative new designs not found anywhere else. Lindy and his team are always pushing the boundary further in the industry. We are always looking for new designs, and improvements to our current line to make our pickups the best on the market.
Keeping true to our roots, we're still a small and humble shop of 10 employees. The Lindy Fralin Pickups team strives to make the highest quality product available: from start to finish. Our pickups are assembled from the highest quality materials we can get our hands on. We use all USA-Made parts, and we assemble, wind, and test every pickup by hand - with unsurpassable attention to detail. Our goal is for our customer to be completely blown away by the tone, clarity, and articulation of our pickups. We will continue to strive to make the best-sounding pickups available, and we hope you love them as much as we do.
-LF Pickups Team